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Large format inkjet and oil on polyester painting of a goat looking off a cliff by Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel
Untitled, 2016
Inkjet print and oil on polyester
144 x 156 inches (365.8 x 396.2 cm)
© Julian Schnabel Studio

SAN FRANCISCO — On a Friday in Costa Rica, the artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel was waiting for his surfboards. They were tied up in customs, but finally arrived that January morning.

“It makes a big difference when you’re surfing on your own board,” he said.

Mr. Schnabel, 66, is still catching waves and leading the rest of his life as he always has: on his own very particular terms, whether surfboards or art.

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